Weight Loss Success Stories - Mike Lost 80 Pounds
First Name: Mike
Family Status: Single
Hometown: Largo, Florida
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 80 pounds! I went from 320
pounds at the end of August, 2011 down to 240 pounds on November
Starting Weight: 320 pounds
Current Weight: 240 pounds
Mike's Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have always been unhappy with my weight. I just did not do
anything about it!
What made you decide to lose weight?
At the end of August, I was rushed to the hospital because I
told my sister I had arm pain. I thought it was the beginning
of a heart attack. The doctors said I have type 2 diabetes and
they told me that I had to make some changes in my life. This
time I really listened and ended up losing about 80 pounds in
just over 2 months!
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Diet and exercise! There are just too many tasty and healthy
foods out there. I spent a lot of time looking at the calorie
content of food items at the store and now my diet consists of
"good for you" foods. I walk almost everywhere and average
about 3 to 4 miles a day! On Thanksgiving, while the rest of the
family was resting from all the food they ate, I had a little
bit more food than I usually eat but then I walked 4 miles home!
The change in my diet and exercise habits have been easy for me.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Diet and exercise was difficult for the first couple of weeks
but then I got into a routine and it has been clear sailing since!
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within the first couple of weeks!
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I have lost 80 pounds from the end of August, 2011 to November
5, 2011! I'm more proud of the fact that as of right now (January
1, 2012) it is still a total of 80 pounds. When I lost 80 pounds
in just over 2 months, I did not believe in God, but then God
came into my life. I do not know anyone that has lost the amount
of weight that I have lost in such a short period of time but
I actually did it, so there has to be a God!
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
I have maintained my weight loss since November 5th, 2011 so
its been a few months now. I do it by following a healthy diet
and exercise plan.
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
Diet and exercise and my belief now in God has changed my attitude
and literally changed my life!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
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Mike's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
in God 100%!
Weight loss tip #2:
A healthy diet.
Weight loss tip #3:
Exercise! I'm walking now and I will be going to a health club
also to workout the rest of me.
Weight loss tip #4:
There are so many healthy foods out there that are also tasty!
Just decide if you REALLY need that doughnut or chocolate bar.
I have a great tasting salad or vegetables (the Green Giant and
Birds Eye frozen brands are great tasting). Also, substitute bad
foods for good, healthy foods.
Weight loss tip #5:
We all walk at one time or another. Now, I walk an average of
3 miles a day. I have lost all of the weight by walking. I actually
went to a fitness club and told the workers there that I want
to work on my stomach that is still holding some fat and also
work on my chest. I worked out for about 2 hours and came home
with a nice muscle soreness in my arms and body.
Mike's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
For the last 4 months, I have eaten Quaker sugar free oatmeal
with either some yogurt or fruit and some kind of juice.
A breakfast bar or something else or I just skip lunch since
lunch is my least important meal of the day.
My most important meal of the day is dinner. I have skinless
chicken, white meat turkey, albacore tuna or a variety of healthy,
good tasting meats. I also have avocados since I love them and
basically eat them raw with a touch of salt. I now substitute
a lot of pepper for what used to be a lot of salt. It puts a nice
flavor on my food and I know its healthier than a lot of salt.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit and veggies.
Mike's Weight Loss Workouts!
I'm just starting to incorporate weight training into my fitness
I walk an average of 3 miles a day! This is the main exercise
I used to lose 80 pounds in just a few months.
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